The Peacemakers

This is a hard thing to remember and true for all spheres of life, not just between types of faith, but all issues in life. Thanks for the good read and the reminder.

Mind's Seat

Blessed are the peacemakers

for they will be called children of God

Matthew 5:9

Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently. Romans 14:1 Msg

I have seen my share of bloggers and political commentators who call themselves Christian, yet

  • actively encourage division
  • enjoy being combative
  • eagerly watch brothers and sisters argue and debate
  • relish their own popularity boosted by a cloud of rancor and shouting over their own agenda
  • promote and encourage others to make condescending, degrading comments, then distance themselves by refusing to take responsibility for their own part

They are not peacemakers.

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